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Symantec Web Gateway : Appliance or VM ?

Created: 07 Jun 2012 • Updated: 07 Jun 2012 | 2 comments
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We currently use SWG in an appliance. Are there any benefits to migrate to the VM version of SWG ?



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The Virtual Edition can handle fewer users than an applaince, it also has no inline bypass mode. The vmhost will require 2-3 phsyical nics for the SWG (depending on the mode used).

The main benefit is cost savings of not purchasing a physical applaince.

The Virtual Edition can also be used as a Central Intelligence Unit for managing multiple SWG systems (virtual and phsyicial).